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Joe Morgan still has a lot to offer baseball
Joe Morgan still has a lot to offer baseball

Joe Morgan never retired from baseball. He just stopped playing in games. He is 70, going on 45. What we remember — the left-handed batter swatting hits as easily as we swat flies — remains the essence of who he is and what he will always be. He played in the majors from 1963 through 1984. Then he went immediately into a broadcasting career that bounced from his beloved Cincinnati Reds to stints with the San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, ABC and, most prominently, ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball." His talking career outlasted his playing career, 26 years to 21. When ESPN cut the cord on him and broadcast partner Jon Miller in 2011, there was the...

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